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'''Kālidāsa''' was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Indian Puranas. Much about his life is unknown, only what can be inferred from his poetry and plays. His ''floruit'' cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the 4th-5th century CE.Sheldon Pollock (ed., 2003) [https://books.google.com/books?id=ak9csfpY2WoC&pg=PA79&dq=kalidasa+fourth+century ''Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia''], p.79
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NationalityIndian people|Indian
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GenreSanskrit drama, Classical literature
SubjectEpic poetry, Puranas
Movement| notableworks = ''Abhijñānaśākuntalam'', ''Raghuvaṃśa'', ''Meghadūta'', ''Vikramōrvaśīyam'', ''Kumārasambhava''
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